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Deaths Around the World

Patricia Sullivan

Not all hermits are wackos.

Rolan Craig, a Coloradoan who died June 12 just days shy of her 110th birthday, could shoot, fish, ride horses, herd pigs and cows and "made the best peanut butter cookies in the world," said her great-granddaughter.

From vacuum tubes to the Internet, this inventor did it all. Of course, the Net and computers have many fathers; here's another one.

TV journalist Ron Hunter (his photo is here) anchored the news in Chicago with Jane Pauley before she departed local news
for the "Today" show, and Maury Povich, who would later gain fame in
syndicated daytime TV.

The dangers of gambling: The guy who started Hardee's lost controlling interest in it in a poker game.

Who would you rather dress? Twyla Tharp or Big Bird? This guy did both -- and that finally explains some of those wild ballet costumes!

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 26, 2008; 11:10 AM ET
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